Several states have established online lottery sites, allowing their residents to play their favorite lottery games online. In some states, residents can buy tickets online and even claim prizes under $50. In other states, players must purchase tickets in person at a retail location.
State lotteries are the most popular form of gambling in the US. Each week, tens of millions of people play these games. Some of the most popular lotteries are Mega Millions, Powerball, Lotto America, and Lotto! These lotteries are popular due to their large jackpots and excellent payouts.
Many of these lotteries have been around for years. While most states require players to buy their tickets in person, a few have begun to offer online ticket sales.
In December 2012, Illinois became the first state to offer online Powerball tickets. In addition, Illinois has also expanded its website to include Daily Lottery Games and Instant Games. Online players can also purchase Keno, Scratch Cards, and Virtual Sports.
In other states, such as Michigan, online lottery tickets can be purchased. While purchasing tickets online is legal, the jackpot must be claimed in person. In some cases, winners are required to fill out a claim form or bring identification documents to the lottery office.
In some states, online lotto sites automatically withhold state and federal taxes. If winners win more than $600, they will be required to fill out a W2-G form. Online sites will also provide players with information on their winnings and the state and federal tax amount.